Globalization and Fiction
| UGC HRDC Refresher Course | Nagpur
The video is a lecture on "Globalization and Fiction" delivered by Professor Dilip Barad. He has 26 years of teaching experience and is currently a professor at MK Bhavnagar University. He has conducted workshops on web tools for teaching and authored books and articles on literature and language learning. In his lecture, he talks about the relationship between globalization and postcolonialism and how they are interconnected. He also discusses the concept of globalization in a particular context and how it relates to climate change. The lecture includes a discussion about a meme related to the movie "Don't Look Up" and its connection to the impact of climate change on the rich and poor.
The video titled "Globalization and Fiction" is part of a UGC HRDC Refresher Course in Nagpur, India, and features a talk by Professor Dilip Barad. Professor Barad has 26 years of teaching experience in different faculties and is currently a professor at MK Bhavnagar University in Gujarat. His interests are diverse and include computer-assisted language learning, the innovative use of ICT, teaching English literature and literary theories, and the use of web tools for teaching. He has conducted workshops on these topics in national and international conferences and has authored books and articles on various subjects.
In his talk, Professor Barad discusses globalization and its relationship to fiction. He notes that climate change is often discussed in connection with globalization, and although he will not focus on that relationship in this talk, it is an important consideration. He focuses instead on the idea of post-coloniality and how it relates to globalization. Specifically, he addresses the question of how we can locate the debate on post-colonialism in today's context, given that politically, colonies are no longer colonized.
To begin his talk, Professor Barad invites the audience to participate by commenting on a meme that he displays. The meme suggests that only a select few will be able to escape the earth in case of calamity, leaving the rest of the population to face the consequences of climate change. Participants offer their interpretations of the meme, with some suggesting that it represents the idea of the super-rich being able to escape the consequences of climate change.
Professor Barad then discusses the ways in which globalization has changed our understanding of post-colonialism. He notes that post-colonial critics have traditionally focused on issues such as cultural appropriation and representation. However, globalization has created new challenges and opportunities for post-colonial analysis. For example, he notes that the rise of the internet and social media has allowed for new forms of cultural exchange that can challenge traditional power structures. However, he also notes that globalization has created new forms of inequality and exploitation, particularly in the context of global capitalism.
In conclusion, Professor Barad argues that the relationship between globalization and fiction is complex and multifaceted. While globalization has created new opportunities for cultural exchange and has challenged traditional power structures, it has also created new forms of inequality and exploitation. He suggests that post-colonial analysis must take these new challenges into account and continue to evolve in response to changing global conditions.